Mini Beef and Lentil Sliders

These mini burgers pack a flavourful punch. The secret is in the filling, which includes beef, chopped onion, garlic, cumin, paprika and lentils - a good source of fibre.

Prep Time

Servings

16

1 lb extra lean ground beef (500 g)

1 cup canned lentils, drained and rinsed (250 mL)

1/4 cup chopped red onion (60 mL)

1 small jalapeno pepper, finely diced(1)

1 clove garlic, minced (1)

1 Tbsp barbeque sauce (15 mL)

1 tsp chili powder (5 mL)

1/2 tsp cumin (2 mL)

1/2 tsp paprika (2 mL)

1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)

2 egg whites, slightly beaten (2)

1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

16 mini whole-wheat buns (16)

16 pieces of lettuce (16)

16 tomato slices (16)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, lentils, red onion, peppers, garlic, barbeque sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, and egg whites. Mix ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Form into 16 mini burgers, using about 2 Tbsp (30 mL) mixture to form each burger.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large non-stick fry pan. Cook sliders, about 2 – 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through and juices run clear. Drain off any excess fat from pan.
  4. Serve on mini slider buns with lettuce and tomato slices.

Ingredients

1 lb extra lean ground beef (500 g)

1 cup canned lentils, drained and rinsed (250 mL)

1/4 cup chopped red onion (60 mL)

1 small jalapeno pepper, finely diced(1)

1 clove garlic, minced (1)

1 Tbsp barbeque sauce (15 mL)

1 tsp chili powder (5 mL)

1/2 tsp cumin (2 mL)

1/2 tsp paprika (2 mL)

1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)

2 egg whites, slightly beaten (2)

1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

16 mini whole-wheat buns (16)

16 pieces of lettuce (16)

16 tomato slices (16)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, lentils, red onion, peppers, garlic, barbeque sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, and egg whites. Mix ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Form into 16 mini burgers, using about 2 Tbsp (30 mL) mixture to form each burger.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large non-stick fry pan. Cook sliders, about 2 – 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through and juices run clear. Drain off any excess fat from pan.
  4. Serve on mini slider buns with lettuce and tomato slices.

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